You can participate in helping the community with the following events at Mercato:
Back To School Drive:
Drop off your school supplies at the participating Mercato merchants from July 2nd – August 5th to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County.
- Uniforms (all sizes, all range of grades) – solid polo shirts & walking shorts/pants
- Athletic shoes
- Underwear & socks
- Pencils, crayons, dry erase markers
- 8×11 subject spiral notebooks
- 1-3″ binders & dividers
- Lunch boxes
- Black/white composition notebooks
Naples Zoo Giraffe Fundraiser:
Drink a Chocolate Giraffe at the Blue Martini for a Green Cause! It features whipped cream vodka, chocovine, a splash of cointreau and it arrives in a chocolate swirled glass. And you can only get one on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blue Martini at The Mercato.
What is it?
It’s a Chocolate Giraffe martini and you can enjoy one by simply donating $5 that evening at the Blue Martini. There’s a limit of one complimentary Chocolate Giraffe per person.
What’s it for? To benefit the education and conservation programs at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens where you can now hand-feed the herd of seven reticulated giraffe.